CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 22, 2008) – Spy Optic and its overall
supercross podium-dominating product line is about to step up to the most grueling challenge known to a set of goggles – the Outdoor Nationals.
Returning for Spy Optic is the defending AMA Toyota Motocross Championship’s MX class champion, Grant Langston (Yamaha). Though banged up a bit earlier this month, Langston is expected to make a full recovery and in several weeks pick up where he left off last year as one of the favorites every time he eyes the 30-second board off the starting line through his Spy Magneto goggles.
And joining Langston in the MX class for Team Spy will be two proven athletes, each of whom have won Outdoor National events in the past.
Andrew Short (Honda) scored three career MX Lites class wins at Washougal, Southwick & Millville, and MDK/KTM’s Nick Wey (MX Lites @ Millville) both have what it takes to make the podium in the premier MX class. And to Short and Wey at some yet-to-be-determined Outdoor National events will be Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham (Torco/Honda). The podium and fan favorite at the Nationals, Windham – running his Spy Magneto Windham Signature model with Selectron® foam - will no doubt create an industry-wide buzz when he decides on what races he’ll contest.
“The Nationals are, without a doubt, the best testing grounds for Spy product,” said Spy Optic spokesman and co-founder Jeremy McGrath. “So not only will Spy gain considerable brand awareness with our all-star lineup this summer, we’ll also receive a ton of valuable feedback from these guys that we can use to further develop Spy’s already proven product.”
Equally as impressive as its MX class gate presence is Spy Optic’s MX Lites class team. Featuring the Torco/Honda racers, Spy goggles will be run by 2008 ESX champ Trey Canard, former MX Lites class National winner Josh Grant (Mt. Morris, ’07), the hyper fast former Australian supercross champion Dan Reardon and 2007 6th place MX Lites class overall finisher Jake Weimer.
“Good luck to all the guys this weekend at Glen Helen,” added McGrath. “And know that Spy will be there supporting you throughout the summer.”